An SUV driver was hospitalized after a sedan collided with his vehicle at the intersection of Henry Avenue and West Queen Lane early Saturday.
The sound of the 5:30 a.m. crash roused neighbors who emerged from their homes moments after the collision.
One witness told NewsWorks several hours later that the SUV driver was coherent and talking at the scene before being taken via ambulance to the hospital. Two men in the sedan appeared uninjured as they stood outside the Chevy Malibu sedan.
Around 10:30 a.m., West Queen Lane was still blocked off by police tape and a 39th District officer who said the 911 call came in minutes after the crash reportedly occurred.
Early indications, from witnesses and police, were that the sedan travelled through the intersection heading east on Queen Lane when it slammed into the passenger side of the SUV, from which the door-ajar chime was still beeping hours later.
The impact spun both vehicles and sent them onto a lawn on the northwest corner of the intersection.
Debris was strewn throughout the area and an officer had to stop a passerby who tried to steal what appeared to be the sedan’s side-view mirror from the scene.
There was no word on the driver’s condition, or any pending charges, later in the day.